| I used to be a Brit' but am now a proud American
since October 28 2005. Let me tell you though and
maybe remind you too - what happened
with guns in the UK is all too easily possible
to happen here, in the good ol' US of A. The Constitution
is not perhaps the guarantee we might hope (SCOTUS
may yet alter that) and so there needs to be vigilance
to protect fiercely what is our right - to keep
and bear arms.
The process is however one of attrition - a ''drip-drip-drip''
- a process of stealth if you will. It is very unlikely
there will be a sudden ''hand in all your guns''.
No, it is as already evident, a process that creeps
up on us in increments.
As a new American Citizen I have rebuilt my firearms
collection - a very few have moved on to expedite
purchase of others but not many, and I have ''recovered''
to some degree from the attrition/debacle suffered
back in the UK ten years ago.
I have had a carry permit now for just over five
years and utilize this to the full, being a firm
believer in the individual's responsibility to take
total control of his/her own protection and that
of immediate family. To that end I carry all waking
hours, despite living in a reasonable neighborhood,
working on the basis that should one day a situation
develop from which I cannot escape, then I will
have the means to hopefully survive.
No one can make appointments for emergencies and
it is and should be, the right of every individual
to have the means to defend themselves. I no more
look for conflict than I seek a hole in the head
but, I WILL respond to a lethal threat in kind if
I am ''getting on'' in age and while choosing to
label myself as semi-retired, in fact still work
on web site building and allied subjects. I have
made this site to both provide interest for firearms
enthusiasts and also to add a few small morsels
of information towards the enhancement of the right
to keep and bear arms.